The classic role-playing game comes to life in this magical adventure. The empire of Izmer is a divided land: Elite magicians called Mages rule while lowly commoners are powerless. When Empress Savina (Thora Birch) vows to bring equality and prosperity to her land, the evil Mage Profion (Jeremy Irons) plots to depose her. But this good-vs.-evil battle is no game!
|Release Date||:||December 8, 2000|
|Genres||:||Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction|
|Production Company||:||New Line Cinema, Silver Pictures, Sweetpea Entertainment|
|Production Countries||:||Czech Republic, United States of America|
|Director||:||Courtney Solomon, Jakub Dvorak|
|Writers||:||Topper Lilien, Carroll Cartwright|
|Casts||:||Justin Whalin, Jeremy Irons, Thora Birch, Bruce Payne, Zoe McLellan, Marlon Wayans, Robert Miano, Tomas Havrlik, Lee Arenberg, Kristen Wilson, Martin Astles, David O'Kelly, Richard O'Brien, Matthew O'Toole, Edward Jewesbury|
|Plot Keywords||:||opression, emperor, verlies, governance, dragon, magician|
I couldn't agree more with what the majority of reviewers have to say about this film, it was the biggest pile of crap I've ever been cursed to see at the cinema. The acting was especially shocking and horrific, Jeremy Irons's acting was very bad, from this film alone you'd think he was an amateur and had never made a good film in his life but the truth is, aside of this farce he's a great actor, which is why it was really shocking to see him camp it up as the way over the top villain. Anyone who praises this rubbish as a good film needs their head examined, and I personally thought even the plethora of cgi effects were pretty lame! The amount of other fantasy films it rips off is incredible, but The Lord of the Rings and Stars Wars seem particularly prevalent for the movie to plunder it's ideas from, and the resulting effect is merely a travesty of those classics.